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List Is Ambient

Title.
1Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music for Airports


We begin... at the beginning.
2 Eluvium
When I Live in the Garden by the Sea


Bitches listed this as an LP. Contains some classic Tom Hanks in "As I Drift Off". Really moving, among the best Eluvium's done
3A Winged Victory for the Sullen
A Winged Victory for the Sullen


Reviewed. Maybe one day I'll make a list without this album.
4Jacaszek
Treny


Sweet.
5 MONO / World's End Girlfriend
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain


Violin + Piano = happy Stranger.
6Olafur Arnalds
Eulogy For Evolution


More "classical/ post-rock which is effectively ambient because genres are allowed to overlap since listing a 3-d spectrum with 2-d categories does not work" *breath*
7Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra


Drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeee- mmmmmmmmmmmmmhmmmmyeh.
8Natural Snow Buildings
The Dance of the Moon and the Sun


DroooooooooooooFOLKooooooooooooACOUSTICooooooooooooFOLKooooo ooooonnnneeee.
9Richard Skelton
Landings


Reviewed. Really atmospheric folk-ambient, recreating the lonely woodland of northern England.
10Carbon Based Lifeforms
World of Sleepers


Not so much woodland as tropical rain-forest. Acid influences and environmental soundbites ("what about the forests?") strewn all over the place. Good stuff.
11The Future Sound of London
Lifeforms


1/2.
12Solar Fields
Leaving Home


Reviewed. A journey through outer-space where you skip all the parts in between the awesome.
13Benn Jordan
Pale Blue Dot


Similar to above, but goes about it in a more traditional drone way.
14Helios
Eingya


Look at the album cover, that's what the album is like.
15cssc
The Lonely Robot


More nice and warm and fuzzy and friendly ambient.
16Tim Hecker
Harmony in Ultraviolet


We are not worthy.
17 Emeralds
Does It Look Like I'm Here?


Dunno.
18Ott
Skylon


Psybient time!!one! Amazingly relaxing, and goes down well with the wannabe-rasta crowd. Creeps in a bit of dance in places, which surprises.
19Shpongle
Tales of the Inexpressible


Moar psybient.
20Aphex Twin
Selected Ambient Works 85-92


Getting all the classics out the way.
21C418
Volume Alpha


Been plundering in to soundtracks recently, some great stuff has come up.
22Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai
The Fountain OST


Let's be honest, it's a stretch to call this whole album ambient, but just know that if I dies during "Death is the Road to Awe" I probably wouldn't notice.
23Wendy Carlos
A Clockwork Orange


For when things go all horror show, brother.
24Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 2


Speaking of horror.
25Atrium Carceri
Phrenitis


Oh shit oh shit oh shit hidehidehidehidehidehide!
26Kreng
Grimoire


Is it safe to come out yet?
27Lustmord
Juggernaut


Nope.
28The Future Sound of London
Dead Cities


Easing out now. It's too good to hide yourself away from.
29 Nicolas Jaar
Don't Break My Love


Still on edge, things are getting more active now though.
30Oneohtrix Point Never
Returnal


Now this takes a lot of time to wrap your head around. Worth it though.
31The Caretaker
An Empty Bliss Beyond This World


Take 20's dance hits and make them creepy. His artist page tells me he has a new release out this year, will be jumping onto that when this list is done.
32Secede
Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic


Reviewed. Some really warm, subtle brilliance from a pretty young guy. We're talking almost AFX levels of expertise.
33Kettel
Whisper Me Wishes


Classical/ techno/ ambient. The ratings are mostly bare for this guy, if you're into your The Flashbulb/ Aphex Twin/ anything on this list you'll love him.
34Bluetech
Sines and Singularities


Maybe an little bit too fast, but fuck it.
35Fennesz
Endless Summer


Tim Hecker-like. Maybe with a tiny bit less heavenly aura around it though.
36Hammock
Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts


Spectra and all that.
37Kashiwa Daisuke
Program Music I


These Japanese people and their minimalist classical... really have to start digging into more of this stuff.
38Klaus Schulze
Irrlicht


Can we get a review for this from someone more competent than I am, please?
39Robag Wruhme
Thora Vukk


Warm, homespun techno type stuff from an absolute hero. "Cheese Cowboy" will be imbedded into your head after listening to "Ende". So cute.
40Sleep Research Facility
Deep Frieze


Just picked this up off the net after someone (Rev?) brought it up in someone else's list. Am digging hard.
41Max Richter
Memoryhouse


Tiny bit patchy, but there's some incredibly moving classical stuff on here.
42 Aes Dana
Aftermath


More organic ambient.
43Younger Brother
A Flock of Bleeps


This the same guy as Shpongle? Not a clue, fucking brilliant though.
44ashra
New Age of Earth


Really soft, sleepy stuff.
45Beefcake
Drei


Thought I'd sneak this in near the end. Drifts in and out of the genre, but it's an absolute masterpiece nonetheless.
46Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 6. in B-Minor, Op. 74


Oh look at me I'm so fucking sophisticated.
47Robert Rich
Somnium


7 hours. The Iron Man of ambient music.
48Natural Snow Buildings
Daughter of Darkness


6 hours! And it's pure drone this time!
49 Deaf Centre
Pale Ravine


Kind of cold and lonely, but beautiful nonetheless. Just like my ex-gir... I won't go there.
50Tangerine Dream
Rubycon


And to think I nearly forgot this.
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